Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Kennesaw mayor admits city officials were wrong in allowing a pawn shop to locate in a shopping center near Mack Dobbs Road.
About 50 residents from the Summer Brooke and Summer Stream neighborhoods gathered Monday to hear the latest developments with a controversial pawn shop. City officials admit they were wrong when Cruchelow Jewelry & Loan was allowed to open in the Mack Dobbs Point strip mall last year, despite a 2004 agreement prohibiting pawn shops from the property. Now city officials are weighing possible solutions to the issue, which was brought to light by Kennesaw resident Bill Harris. "We approved this application erroneously, and it's a very unfortunate oversight," said Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews. "We're taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again." A hearing is scheduled for April 2 at the 6:30 p.m. city council meeting, and Mathews said …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
City Council member Cris Eaton Welsh wants to garner feedback from members of the community.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Kennesaw City Council member Cris Eaton Welsh wants your feedback about the city and its services. Eaton Welsh, who serves on Post 1 of the Council and was elected to her second term in November, has issued a survey asking constituents about their satisfaction, or lack thereof, with the city and its services. "I am asking constituents what they think via a survey for my use to make sure I am representing them the way they want to be represented," she said. Click here to take the survey.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mayor Mark Mathews received an unexpected award from TLE Christian Academy.
Kennesaw was open for business as usual on Presidents Day, and that meant having the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting on Monday evening. Mayor Mark Mathews presented a long list of proclamations and awards to deserving citizens and groups in the Kennesaw community. The Cobb Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness 2012 Health Hero Award recipients were honored by Mathews. Donna Chambers, manager and nurse practitioner of the KSU Community Health Clinic at MUST Ministries, has served there for four years and helps 3,000 patients per year. The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce was also a Hero recipient, and has created partnerships with 66 community agencies to help reduce underage and youth binge drinking. Jean Green was recognized for her …
Monday, February 20, 2012
There will be a City Council meeting tonight at 6:30.
Good morning, and happy Presidents Day. Here's Monday's briefing to help you start your day. In local weather, the National Weather Service reports today will be sunny with a high near 55. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35. Presidents Day closures include Cobb schools, banks and post offices. But it's business as usual for Kennesaw State University, which is open for classes, and the City of Kennesaw. Trash and recycling pick-up will continue as scheduled, and a City Council meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 at City Hall. Tonight's full agenda is attached to this article. In other local government news, Mayor Mark Mathews will hold his first town-hall meeting of 2012 on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Ben Robertson Community…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Here's a morning rundown of what you need to know on Monday, Feb. 6.
In local weather, the National Weather Service reports today will be partly sunny with a high near 56 and a low tonight around 36. Members of the local community are coming together to help Lidiane Carmo, the Kennesaw teen and Sprayberry High School student who was injured in the Florida pileup that killed her parents and sister. The Sprayberry Chick-Fil-A, located at 2530 Sandy Plains Rd. in Marietta, will hold a fundraiser today and donate 10 percent to the Bank of America fund set up to pay for Lidiane's medical expenses and the burial of her family. Customers are asked to place receipts in specially marked boxes on the counter or at the drive-through window. Cash donations will also be accepted. You can donate directly to the Carmo…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Kennesaw is promoting community health and fitness with a new website, a kick-off celebration this Saturday and several upcoming events.
The City of Kennesaw's community-wide Fit City health initiative officially kicks off this Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ben Robertson Community Center. The event coincides with this week's launch of FitCityKennesaw.com. The new website, which includes health and fitness blogs, a calendar of fit-friendly events and a link to an American Heart Association program that allows participants to track their fitness stats and progress, is part of the city's year-long effort to turn Kennesaw into "Fit City, USA." “Our Fit City website is available to everyone, whether they attend the kickoff event or not,” said Councilmember Cris Welsh. “We hope people will use it to help them get started on the road to better fitness and health…
Monday, January 30, 2012
The meeting will take place at Summit Baptist Church in Acworth at 7 p.m.
Monday, January 30, 2012
State Rep. Ed Setzler (R), who represents portions of Kennesaw and Acworth in the 35th District of the Georgia House, held a town hall meeting Monday night. Click the play button above to watch a replay of our live blog. What: Town Hall with Rep. Ed Setzler When: Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Where: Summit Baptist Church, 4310 Moon Station Ln. in Acworth. Setzler will hold future town halls at the following times and locations:
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Mayor Mark Mathews cites teamwork as the reason Kennesaw has survived the worst economy in decades.
Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews presented his State of the City address Tuesday to members of the Kennesaw Business Association at their monthly luncheon. Mathews, who is beginning his second term as the city's mayor, said that keeping the city on track during a terrible economic year was a "team effort." "By preparing for several years before the economic downturn, the city was able to weather the budget challenge with no furloughs, no service loss, and no decrease in quality of life," said Mathews, adding he feels good about where the city is headed in 2012. He introduced city council members and city staffers and thanked them for their hard work in a tough economic climate. "While we don't always agree, we work as a team," said Mathews. "…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here's what you need to know in Kennesaw for Aug. 16.
l. Like the weather Monday? It felt like fall—and was perfect for the first day of school! Today will be a repeat, according to the National Weather Service. Look for sunny skies with a high near 88. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 62. 2. Monday was the first day back to school for Kennesaw students, and 800 freshmen at North Cobb High School walked into a brand-new building. The Ninth Grade Academy not only relieves overcrowding at NCHS, but also is designed to ease the transition from middle school to high school for ninth-graders. Freshmen will take the majority of core classes exclusively in the new facility and eat lunch in their own state-of-the-art cafeteria. 3. Don't forget the Kennesaw Town Hall meeting tonight from…